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About Us

The Ilumni Institute

The Ilumni Institute is the largest divorce real estate education organization in the nation. We recognize the integral role that real estate professionals have in a family law case. At Ilumni, we train and equip experienced Realtors to serve the unique needs of divorcing litigants, to handle the challenges that come with representing two parties who oppose one another, and to ensure the Court’s and family law communities’ real estate knowledge and needs are fulfilled. 

CDRE Training

The Ilumni Institute
CDRE Training

Becoming a CDRE™ is one of the most elite designations in the real estate industry. Ilumni accepts approximately 12% of applicants.​

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  • Application 

    • To apply, a Realtor must meet minimum experience requirements 

    • Write an essay, provide references, and undergo two interviews

  • The CDRE Program

    • 8 week hybrid program. Each week, includes a lesson, live Office Hours, and test (min grade to pass - 80%)

    • Course Sessions:

      • The Intersection of Divorce &
        Real Estate

      • Take the Stand (Voir Dire)

      • Ethics

      • Bias, Neutrality, & Communication

      • Divorce Finance

      • The Divorce Listing Process

      • Business Development

      • From the Bench: Experts in Court

    • Final Exam: 

      • Written: 50 questions

      • Oral: Voir Dire / qualifying as an expert with a faculty attorney

CDRE Master Study Club

Case Study

Office Hours




CDRE Master Study Club

CDRE Code of Ethics

Perhaps what sets us apart the most is the standard to which we hold ourselves. The CDRE™ Code of Ethics extends beyond the Realtor® Code of Ethics, and is tailored to representation of divorcing litigants in a legal proceeding, which include the following.

A CDRE™ Shall:

  • Not, either personally or through control of a “team,” represent the Buyer in a divorce listing.

  • Maintain an arm’s-length distance between clients, buyers, settlement services, and cooperative agents in a divorce transaction.

  • Not seek or voluntarily acquire any vested interest in the purchase of divorce properties for personal or investment purposes.

  • Not represent either divorcing partner in another transaction during the life of the divorce listing.

  • Hold the best interests of the divorcing family as primary and shall not allow the sale to be more important than the family's best interest.

  • Not receive or give referral fees, or “kickbacks,” for attorney referrals.

  • Not take a listing outside of one’s scope of expertise.

  • Maintain clients’ confidentiality from the general public at all times, and beyond the life of the transaction.

CDRE Code of Ethics
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